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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Academic Film Archive of North America
by Richard Leacock
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eye 124,999
favorite 115
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This PSSC film utilizes a fascinating set consisting of a rotating table and furniture occupying surprisingly unpredictable spots within the viewing area. The fine cinematography by Abraham Morochnik, and funny narration by University of Toronto professors Donald Ivey and Patterson Hume is a wonderful example of the fun a creative team of filmmakers can have with a subject that other, less imaginative types might find pedestrian.
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Topics: physics, science, PSSC
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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eye 20,468
favorite 4
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Peru, Cuzco, Sacsayhuamán, Incan antiquities, Inca ruins
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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eye 15,991
favorite 5
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Peru, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Incan ruins, Inca antiquities
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Steve Bosustow, Amer Cancer Society, Inc
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eye 15,301
favorite 10
comment 0
'Inside Magoo' (1960) 15, prod. Steve Bosustow. The nearsighted Mr. Magoo here experiences the seven danger signals of cancer and sees his doctor, even though as a Sagittarius, he feels he is not susceptible (Cancer, get it?). Notable for acted sequences with Jim Backus, producer Stephen Bosustow, and Scopitone star Joi Lansing as the nurse. Magoo goes to gets his colon scoped!
Topic: Animation
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Gerald McDermott
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eye 12,119
favorite 40
comment 6
The late Gerald McDermott made this, his first commercial film at the age of 19, an extremely complex animation short featuring approximately 2000 animation cels presented in six minutes. The production was handled by an uncredited Harrison Engle, later noted as a documentary filmmaker. Influenced by Klee and Matisse, McDermott used silk-screen as well as traditional painting techniques in crafting ethnographic folk tale animation shorts. With films that are startling in intensity, and majestic...
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Topics: Animation, Japan, folktale
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Robert Edmonds
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eye 8,834
favorite 15
comment 2
An old-timey set-up & projection techniques film, set in a school classroom. This film teaches the young projectionist how to put on a good show, and not trip over the cord while doing so.
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Topics: projector, 16mm, Bell & Howell
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Paul Hoefler Productions
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eye 6,292
favorite 15
comment 1
A beautifully shot trip through the Death Valley of the late 1940s, including visits to the ghost town of Ryan, Zabriskie Point, the Harmony Borax Works, and Scotty's Castle.
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Topics: ryan, scotty's castle, harmony, borax, Zabriskie
Academic Film Archive of North America
movies
eye 3,159
favorite 11
comment 0
'Bertrand Russell Discusses Mankind's Future' (1960) 14m, director uncredited. In an interview with Woodrow Wyatt, Lord Russell envisions an organized and static world. He also points out man's capability, through education and self - knowledge, to abolish war, poverty and disease.
Topic: philosophy
Chicago Film Archives
by Sylvia Davis
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eye 2,671
favorite 3
comment 0
An episode of a syndicated wrestling show shot at Chicago's International Amphitheater in the early to mid 1950s. Shot live on film with three-camera coverage, it features a witty and entertaining narration from announcer Russ Davis. This one-fall match features "The world's ugliest woman" Yulie Brynner (bald headed like Yul) versus Rose Roman. Yulie wins the match with a flying mare off the ropes into a bodypress. From our Sylvia & Russ Davis Collection. Chicago Film Archives...
Topics: Chicago, Wrestling
Chicago Film Archives
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eye 2,548
favorite 3
comment 0
A 16mm. sponsored film that looks back at the first ten years of the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA). Walter Paepcke (1896–1960) founded the IDCA. He sought to provide a forum for discussion on design, “where the human spirit can flourish.” Paepcke was a longtime executive of the Chicago-based Container Corporation of America, and with help from his wife Elizabeth, was instrumental in creating the New Bauhaus in Chicago and developing Aspen, Colorado, into a winter resort...
Topics: Design, International Design Conference in Aspen
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Ray Garner
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favorite 2
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In roughly 1950, Ray Garner filmed this silent footage home movie of wife Ginny and 5-year-old daughter Gay, probably taken in the Vulture Mountains Recreational Area near Hassayampa, Arizona. Gay and Ginny hang laundry, wash dishes, cook, and pitch tent. Ray pulls out one of Gay's upper teeth. The film shows the Garners' white Plymouth woodie wagon. A sign describes the "Hassayampa Legend," which suggests that women and girls who drink from the river will never tell the truth...
Topics: Vulture Mountains Recreation Area, Hassayampa, Arizona
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Physical Science Study Committee.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
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eye 1,655
favorite 9
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Explains the law of universal gravitation by imagining a solar system of one star and one planet. Professors Patterson Hume and Donald Ivey as inhabitants of planet X describe the process by which they derived the law in their solar system. Demonstrates the kinematics and dynamics of planetary motion using a large turntable as a model of a solar system. Displays satellite orbits as figured by a digital computer. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit...
Topics: pssc, physics
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Dr. Harry B. Wright
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eye 1,597
favorite 7
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Touring, Tourism, Morocco, Marrakech, Berber culture, Benin, People's Republic of Benin, Dahomey,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Dr. Harry B. Wright
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eye 1,590
favorite 2
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Bali, Touring, Tourism, Hindu temples, Marketplaces, Processionals, Processions, Funerals, Funerary...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Dr. Harry B. Wright
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eye 1,451
favorite 2
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Agra, Taj Mahal, India, Nepal, Tibet, Dance, Dancing, Processionals, Sufis, Sadhus
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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eye 1,437
favorite 0
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Peru, Lima area, Miraflores, Callao, Dancing, Quechua people
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Arthur and Kate Tode ("Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop)")
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eye 1,422
favorite 5
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Circumnavigation, Tourism, Touring, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Singapore, Funerary...
Chicago Film Archives
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eye 1,289
favorite 6
comment 1
A Republic Steel sponsored film made in 1960 by Chicago's Wilding Studios. This 16mm. technicolor film was found inside a container that was labeled 'Iran' from the Chicago Public Library Collection. Quite a find!
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Topics: Chicago, Steel Industry, Industry, Sponsored Films, 1960s
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
movies
eye 1,224
favorite 0
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304 or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Peru, Pachacamac, Marketplaces, Antiquities, Inca ruins
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Physical Science Study Committee.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
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eye 1,138
favorite 2
comment 0
Shows Dr. William M. Siebert outdoors at night as he measures the speed of light in air using a spark-gap, parabolic mirrors, a photocell, and an oscilloscope. In the laboratory he compares speed in air and in water using a high speed rotating mirror. For more info on PSSC films and their history, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Topics: pssc, physics
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
movies
eye 1,092
favorite 1
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Peru, Cuzco, San Sebastian, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Antiquities, Inca ruins
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
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eye 1,007
favorite 1
comment 0
A general discussion of venomous snakes which, by means of diagrams and pictures of living snakes, describes their classification and characteristics, snake venoms and their effects, and the treatment of snake bites. 2 segments.
Topics: Snake Venoms -- classification, Tropical Medicine, Antivenins, Snake Bites -- therapy, Snakes,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
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eye 997
favorite 2
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Peru, Lima, Huancayo, Marketplaces
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Tikal Project
movies
eye 990
favorite 1
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Tikal, Guatemala, Antiquities, Maya antiquities, Shook, Edwin M, Archaeological fieldwork,...
Chicago Film Archives
movies
eye 980
favorite 5
comment 1
A 1960s sponsored film that highlights Chicago's water system as one of "the seven wonders of Modern American engineering." It includes scenes of Chicago's lake front, skyline and water facilities. Made by Cine-Graff Production for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). From our Rhodes Patterson Collection.
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Topics: Chicago, Water, Sponsored Films, 1960s
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.; Physical Science Study Committee.
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eye 967
favorite 5
comment 0
MIT Professor John G. King uses the photomultiplier and the oscilloscope to demonstrate that light shows particle behavior. He describes the photmultiplier, demonstrates amplification, and discusses the reasoning required to understand the final outcome. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Topics: pssc, physics
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
movies
eye 960
favorite 0
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Peru, Sacsayhuamán, Incan culture, Incan antiquities, Inca ruins
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Tikal Project
movies
eye 922
favorite 1
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain. Unedited or partially edited footage. Guatemala -- Tikal.
Topics: Field work, Archaeological field work, Tikal, Guatemala, Antiquities, Maya antiquities, University...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
movies
eye 915
favorite 0
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Peru, Huacho, La Cima, Railroad
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Tikal Project
movies
eye 891
favorite 1
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Tikal, Antiquities, Maya antiquities, Archaeological fieldwork, University Museum expeditions
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Watson Kintner
movies
eye 878
favorite 0
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Huancayo, Salinas, Huacho, Marketplaces, Textiles, Quechua people
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Dr. Harry B. Wright
movies
eye 874
favorite 3
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Columbia, Touring, Tourism, Village life
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop)
movies
eye 769
favorite 2
comment 0
All rights are reserved by the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Circumnavigation, Tourism, Touring, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Aerial photography, Maori...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA, Karl G. Heider
movies
eye 678
favorite 2
comment 0
Complete Film Produced with the help of the Film Study Center, Peabody Museum, Harvard University. All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the...
Topics: Maya, Maya sites, Tikal ruins, Tikal, Archaeological fieldwork, Guatemala, Fieldwork
Chicago Film Archives
by Margaret Conneely
movies
eye 508
favorite 2
comment 0
A domestic black comedy, MISTER E (1950s) expresses some of the edgier mischief and discontent that women of the 1950s could rarely express openly. This short film narrates the revenge acted out by a young wife, left at home while her husband is at a card game; by staging a rendezvous with a mannequin, this woman provokes an eruption of jealousy and violence before bringing about the desired marital tenderness. From our Margaret Conneely Collection. Margaret Conneely, an award winning and...
Topics: Amateur Films, 1950s, House Wives
Chicago Film Archives
by Morton Goldsholl Associates
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eye 470
favorite 3
comment 0
Dedicated to the men, women and children of Mars, this fantastical animation uses the simplest of elements: solid backgrounds, block letters, and a length of metal chain. The creatures created are the kind of strange and other-worldly beings that thrive only in children's dreams and play. This is yet another astonishing product from the creative geniuses at Morton Goldsholl Associates. From our Mort & Millie Goldsholl Collection.
Topics: Animation, Children's films
University of Washington Libraries
by University of Washington
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eye 458
favorite 2
comment 0
Documents the Bikini Research Project by the Applied Fisheries Laboratory, University of Washington. Shows how, in order to trace and study the nature of radioactivity in the life cycles throughout an aquatic environment in which an atomic explosion has occurred, the Laboratory returns year after year to make comparative studies on the observable effects of radiation on various forms of life.
Topics: Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands), Nuclear weapons--Testing
Washington State University Libraries
by Washington State University
texts
eye 433
favorite 0
comment 0
Annual yearbook of the State College of Washington (later Washington State University).
Topics: Washington State University, College yearbooks, Washington (State)
Source: Is found in WSU 46, WSU Publications - Chinooks at Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Academic Film Archive of North America
by United States Department of the Army.
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eye 426
favorite 6
comment 0
Explains the magnetron and klystron and the basic theory of operation of each. Describes use in radar. U.S. Army Training Film T.F. 11-1567.
Topics: microwave, radar, technology
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
movies
eye 421
favorite 3
comment 0
A study of the roles of dipping, showering and spraying in the control of sheep skin and fleece parasites, including maggot fly, sheep ked, sheep lice, ticks and mites. 2 segments.
Topics: Sheep Diseases -- prevention & control, Skin -- in animals, Pest Control, Parasites, Animals,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
eye 350
favorite 2
comment 0
The rehabilitation of accident and other non-work related cases in a special unit which forms part of the industrial medical service at a large car factory. An insight into the Rehabilitation 'shop' at Vauxhall Motors which handles 300 people per year. A man arrives in a motorised chair and manoeuvres himself into a wheelchair. The men in the workshop are engaged at mostly seated benches doing dry, light engineering work. The men return to work quickly ostensibly to avoid muscle wastage using a...
Topics: Rehabilitation, Occupational Health
Washington State University Libraries
by Washington State University
texts
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favorite 0
comment 0
Annual yearbook of Washington State University.
Topics: Washington State University, College yearbooks, Washington (State)
Source: Is found in WSU 46, WSU Publications - Chinooks at Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Parades, Flotillas, Archaeology, University Museum expeditions, Cerro de las Mesas, Mexico
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
movies
eye 258
favorite 1
comment 0
Professor F. Murgatroyd, formerly of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, presents two case-histories of patients exhibiting the rash symptomatic of Gambian trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness. 1 segment.
Topics: Trypanosomiasis, African, Tropical Medicine, Tropical diseases, Trypanosomiasis, African, Tropical...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
eye 205
favorite 1
comment 0
This silent film from the 1950s shows Western doctors, presumably associated with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, working to eradicate certain tropical diseases in East Africa. In South West Uganda we see people lining up to see a doctor, having a piece of skin removed (a 'skin snip) for examination to see if there are any 'microfilariae'. We see panoramic shots of the countryside and inter-titles tell us about which kinds of places are high breeding grounds for 'S....
Topics: Tropical Medicine, Simuliidae, Onchocerciasis
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
eye 179
favorite 1
comment 0
The film describes eleven case histories who have received training in their voice over five years. The early sequences are of city streets in Glasgow and day to day footage of the power of speech; these are the patients who have had their larynx removed going about their everyday lives. How the voice is created is then explained diagrammatically. The patients attend the narrator's club and demonstrate their ability. Mr Duffy talks about how Mr McAllister (?) taught him the method of sound...
Topics: Rehabilitation, Voice, Larynx
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
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favorite 2
comment 0
The history of bloodletting is presented in dramatised form with a journalist interviewing a haematologist; he offers to show the journalist a film strip. The journalist puffs on a pipe whilst watching the slides. Actuality of technicians working with samples in lab environment are shown with many close shots of glass and vacuum syringes; a woman has a blood sample taken; syringes are washed and sterilised.
Topics: Blood, Phlebotomy, History of Medicine
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
eye 162
favorite 0
comment 0
The film shows the conservative treatment of varicose ulcers and eczema by compression bandaging. Various types of bandages and their uses are demonstrated. Elastoweb and Elastoplast are used throughout. Closing intertitle is 'Available for projection to medical audiences by arrangement.
Topic: Dermatology
Shot in Cape Town, South Africa, this film was originally silent with a voice-over sound track added later. The film shows the surgical resection of three ribs and apicolysis followed by resection of four ribs and apicolysis. Post operative physiotherapy is then shown; the patient is shot with his back to camera exercising outside with a nurse. Supplemented by medical animated diagrams and x-ray shots. The intertitles were added and contextualise the surgical approach treatment; effective drug...
Topics: Physical therapy, Therapeutics Physiological, Thoracoplasty, Tuberculosis
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
eye 140
favorite 1
comment 0
A short film showing the method of dissection in layers to demonstrate the three coats of the eye. 1 segment.
Topics: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Eye
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
eye 139
favorite 4
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A short film showing the method of dissection in layers to demonstrate the three coats of the eye. 1 segment.
Topics: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Eye
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
movies
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Sir Henry Dale, pharmacologist, Nobel Prize for Medicine recipient, and chairman of the Wellcome Trust, is interviewed by Dr R. Proster Liston, chairman of the BMA Film Committee, in regard to some of the major achievements with which he has been associated in his long and distinguished career. 5 segments.
Topics: Pharmacology, Acetylcholine, Norepinephrine, Ergonovine, Oxytocin, Histamine, Pharmacology,...
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
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favorite 0
comment 0
This silent film from the 1950s shows Western doctors, presumably associated with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, working to eradicate certain tropical diseases in East Africa. In South West Uganda we see people lining up to see a doctor, having a piece of skin removed (a 'skin snip) for examination to see if there are any 'microfilariae'. We see panoramic shots of the countryside and inter-titles tell us about which kinds of places are high breeding grounds for 'S....
Topics: Tropical Medicine, Simuliidae, Onchocerciasis
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Port Washington Play Troupe
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1950 Play Troupe of Port Washington "Alice In Wonderland" Program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
eye 92
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The clinical treatment of some common chiropodial conditions; plantar callus, vascular and neurovascular callosities, industrial hyperkermatosis, verruca pedis and onychogtyphosis. Chiropodial treatment of obliterative arthritis and diabetic gangrene. The procedures in layman's terms are sloughing off dead skin and infected skin , padding and binding the foot; treating the toes; cutting and filing deformed toenails. The End credit is neatly superimposed over the chiropractioner's tools being...
Topic: Podiatry
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
eye 82
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Very similar to his interview with Stephen Black, Sir Henry Dale discusses his accidental discovery of the adrenalin-reversal effects of ergot in 1904-05, and his part in the establishment of a biological standard for insulin production in Britain in 1922. He describes the adrenaline reversal effects of ergot and the standardization of insulin. The reversal of the normal pressor action caused Dale to condemn the adrenaline. The recurrence the following week of the same sequence of events, with...
Topics: Medicine -- History, Ergot Alkaloids, Insulin -- standards
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
eye 73
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This very short film, made by F.L. Vanderplank, shows: 'A full grown female chigger in a man's small toe. Taken at Von. N, Nigeria 1950.' The footage consists of a semi close-up view of a white foot turned sole upwards. A small black shape is discernible on the pad of the little toe. A black hand cuts around the shape with a scalpel. 1 segment.
Topics: Trombiculidae, Tropical Medicine
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
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Very similar to his interview with Stephen Black, Sir Henry Dale discusses his accidental discovery of the adrenalin-reversal effects of ergot in 1904-05, and his part in the establishment of a biological standard for insulin production in Britain in 1922. He describes the adrenaline reversal effects of ergot and the standardization of insulin. The reversal of the normal pressor action caused Dale to condemn the adrenaline. The recurrence the following week of the same sequence of events, with...
Topics: Medicine -- History, Ergot Alkaloids, Insulin -- standards
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
movies
eye 58
favorite 1
comment 0
This very short film, made by F.L. Vanderplank, shows: 'A full grown female chigger in a man's small toe. Taken at Von. N, Nigeria 1950.' The footage consists of a semi close-up view of a white foot turned sole upwards. A small black shape is discernible on the pad of the little toe. A black hand cuts around the shape with a scalpel. 1 segment.
Topics: Trombiculidae, Tropical Medicine
Washington State University Libraries
movies
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Silent video footage showing the Washington State College (later University) ski team ski jumping in 1950.
Topic: Washington State University
Port Washington Performing Arts
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1950 Play Troupe of Port Washington productin of "Alice In Wonderland".  Port Washington, N.Y.
Topic: Port Washington Play Troupe